Gabriela S.United States
Chandan is simply fantastic. The three of us did not want the tour to end. He was knowledgeable about the spaces we were traveling to and, most important, he is super friendly and a great conversationalist. In other words, a great guide. It is hard to pick what was the highlight of the tour. Mahabalipuram is amazing but we were equally impressed by the houses from different regions park - it sounds odd but it was super interesting. Really got a sense of the place with Chandan. Definitely recommend!
Thomas SipherUnited States
My tour with Chandan S. was exactly as desired, providing an in-depth tour of a few locations rather than a rushed visit to a multitude of sites. His historical knowledge brought a good mix of infrastructure, politics, and spiritualism to modern day, recent times (100 years ago) and ancient times. Our english fluency was well matched making true dialog and debate natural and rapid. All aspects of our interactions were very comfortable and well prepared, I felt very safe and secure at all times.
Thomas GullettUnited States
An absolutely incredible experience. I'd expected to tour Mahabalipuram. What I received was an education. Chandan provided an impressive amount of understandable historical information, including the differences in architecture. Perhaps more importantly, he was able to bring alive the stories told in the carvings made 1400 years ago, stories that were already more 1000 years old then and are still a part Hinduism today. This was an excellent experience and a memorable introduction to India.
A very personal and engaging guide. Good knowledge and generous with his time
Ewen McphersonUnited Kingdom
Really enjoyed this tour with Chandan , he was great company, relaxed, knowledgeable and passionate about the historic and creative aspects of the site. Go to his recommended seafood restaurant for lunch...it's amazing!
Limor TomerUnited States
an excellent guide! highly recommended. Smart, sophisticated, knowledgeable. I had a fantastic tour.
Jonathan AbendscheinUnited States
Linda BarrettUnited Kingdom
Wow, what a day. Chandan was a fantastic guide on our tour. He has a wealth of knowledge and with great passion. He is a beautiful man that delivers 100%. No question was unanswered & even brought my husband Darren to react with 'goosebumps' as he had a connection with a part of history that Chandan was so elequently describing. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Chandan also helped us with great suggestions for our onward travels in S. India. We will treasure this day for the rest of our lives.
Lynn BrooksUnited Kingdom
As Chandan was already booked,we had his knowledgable father as our guide .As a professsor ,he was passionate about the culture & history of the places we visited & made the carvings come alive.Missed out on our tour of a village as we overan on the architecture,which was a pity. A charming,educated man who loved England & the British,but sadly now retiring to another area of India.Skip the crocodile show on the way there as we did as its wastes time for better things & is a tourist trap.
Ronda SchmidtUnited States
I went on the Mahabalipuram tour with my two children ages 9 and 12. Chandan interacted wonderfully will the children and made the tour fun. The area was beautiful and Chandan was very knowledgable about the sculptures and stories. We will be returning to Chennai and look forward to booking another tour!
Michael HostetterUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Chanda. He is an engaging and outgoing guide who is very knowledgeable about Tamil history and traditions. He provides great insight into the background of the sights and makes it very interesting. Anyone looking for a guide in Chennai should use him.
We spent two days with Chandan and it was a fantastic experience. He's very professional and dedicated himself to making sure we had a great time and got the most out of our trip. He's a great storyteller, very entertaining and funny and very well informed about the history of Chennai and surrounding areas. He really made our trip extra special and worked several hours overtime each day to make sure we saw everything. A highlight was the trip to an orphanage. One of the best tour guides you could have.
Ed DombrowskiUnited States
Chandan was an outstanding guide. Very friendly, knowledgeable and easy going, he made me feel very much at ease and comfortable during my very first day in India. His tour was well paced and I never felt rushed even though we covered a lot of ground. The car we rode in was clean and comfortable. He even went out of his way to help me out of a jam after the tour was over even though he had no obligation to do so. Chandan comes highly recommended.
Stephanie CanavanHinton-in-the-Hedges, Brackley, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, United Kingdom
My colleague and I were looking for a one day tour before heading back to Europe after a business trip. Mahabalipuram seemed like a perfect spot, and it was. Chandan was an interesting guide with real insight to the history and the area. We had a great time looking at and admiring the carvings showing a magnificant past. We were also really thankful that Chandan took us on as it was Diwali and we were uncertain if we would get anyone to take us out. Great job, we'll be back.
Antoine BeeksUnited States
Chandan was the best. He took his time with me and he made everything so much easier. Without him this trip would not have been possible. After spending a couple of days with Chandan, I now consider him a good friend. Thanks a lot for everything.
Wow! This tour could not have been any better. The temples and caves carved from solid rock at Mahabalipuram are amazing, even without considering that they are over 1000 years old. The journey to and from Mahabalipuram was equally as fascinating, with many opportunities for cultural experience and brief stops at cafes and temples along the way. Chandan was an excellent guide; very personable and knowledgeable about both contemporary and ancient India. You will not regret taking this tour!